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  • Twitter to open an Office in Ghana, Looks to Ethiopia for its Regional Hub
    Twitter to open an Office in Ghana, Looks to Ethiopia for its Regional Hub
    Twitter has announced the opening of its first African headquarters and is looking at Addis Ababa as a possible destination for its regional office. This comes after a visit by Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter in 2019 starting rumors that Twitter is looking at flying its flag within the continent.
  • Hyatt to Open A Second Hotel in Addis Ababa
    Hyatt to Open A Second Hotel in Addis Ababa
    Hyatt is set to introduce yet another of its famous brand hotels within Addis Ababa to complement its Hyatt Regency hotel that opened three years ago.
  • With slew of internal factors, a second-hand Vitz now sells for a record sum, nearing 800,000 Birr
    With slew of internal factors, a second-hand Vitz now sells for a record sum, nearing 800,000 Birr
    With prices of most commodities becoming out of reach for most of the population in Ethiopia - a car - still seen as a luxury for Ethiopia’s growing middle class, the value of a Vitz has reached to uncharted territory in the local market.
  • The Weeknd Donates 1 Million USD to Ethiopia
    The Weeknd Donates 1 Million USD to Ethiopia
    ​​​​​​​The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) is pledging 1 million USD to help feed thousands of people in Ethiopia affected by the recent conflict in the region of Tigray. The Ethiopian - Canadian is teaming up with last year's Nobel Peace Prize Winning, the United Nations World Food Programme. 
  • Canal+ purchases KANA TV
    Canal+ purchases KANA TV
    Sources have confirmed to detail ethiopia, that French owned Canal+ has bought one of Ethiopia’s most successful and controversial TV stations, KANA, for an undisclosed sum of money. This is as it prepares to enter the competitive Ethiopian market due to be operational in a month.

Politics

Political Assassinations Leaving Ethiopia in Turmoil
Political Assassinations Leaving Ethiopia in Turmoil
Two years after the June 23rd attempt to assassinate the then new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed (PhD), Ethiopia continues to be racked by political killings every year. Particularly, the month of June seems to be the harbinger of nothing but calamity.
Sudan says talks on Ethiopia's Nile dam did not produce deal
Sudan says talks on Ethiopia's Nile dam did not produce deal
The latest round of talks among three key Nile River Basin countries failed to resolve a contentious dispute over construction of a giant $4.6bn hydroelectric dam in Ethiopia, Sudan's irrigation minister said Wednesday.
Why a Giant Hydropower Dam in Africa Worries the U.S. and China
Why a Giant Hydropower Dam in Africa Worries the U.S. and China
China and the United Nations backed calls for Ethiopia to resume talks over its plan to begin filling a giant hydropower dam that is opposed by Egypt.
Election Cancelation: a Double-Edged Sword for Ethiopia
Election Cancelation: a Double-Edged Sword for Ethiopia
The eagerly expected 2020 general and regional elections of Ethiopia have been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Following the election’s cancellation- which if not for the pandemic was scheduled to take place in August- the issue has become a controversial topic.

Business

  • Tested and came out a proven unstoppable
    Tested and came out a proven unstoppable
    Many assumed the military operations in Tigray which brought the quick end of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) will hugely affect the telecom services among others. In fact, it was difficult to determine the outcomes of the law enforcement operation as information was limitedly coming out of the Tigray.
  • Disrupting ordinary commute
    Disrupting ordinary commute
    From the outset, the economic constraints of locomotion were simple. People have used different sorts of transportation as simple as a horse. This made commuting more meaningful and sentimental, adding the element of necessity, albeit with an inconvenience of sorts. But through time one could argue human beings’ civilization spectrum took off with a modicum of moderation to hold a grip on.
  • Long-last mile of telecom liberalization
    Long-last mile of telecom liberalization
    It took more than 100 years for Ethiopia to set the telecom sector liberalized. It has been almost three years since this initial decision of the government was publicized.
  • Vodafone, Safaricom Seek Partners for Ethiopia License Auction
    Vodafone, Safaricom Seek Partners for Ethiopia License Auction
    The largest wireless carriers operating in Africa are starting to form partnerships ahead of making offers for new licenses to be awarded by Ethiopia, which is opening its telecom industry to international companies.
  • Coronavirus in Ethiopia: Is the worst yet to come?
    Coronavirus in Ethiopia: Is the worst yet to come?
    Ethiopia reported its first Covid-19 coronavirus case on 13 March. The infected individual was later identified as a Japanese citizen. Ten days later the Ethiopian government announced the closure of the country’s land borders.
  • Coffee Production Faces Climate Risk for Africa’s Top Grower
    Coffee Production Faces Climate Risk for Africa’s Top Grower
    Ethiopia, Africa’s largest coffee grower, could face “significant volatility” in the crop’s yields in a decade due to changing weather patterns, according to McKinsey & Co.
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INTERVIEW

Teodrose Fikremariam
A Beautiful Life Rescued in Love
Teodrose Fikremariam was once a noted political activist, a prolific writer who later fell on hard times in the United States. With much accomplishment and willing to reflect on his own life in order to promote a slew of public causes and issues he cares about, the Ethiopian - American recently reflected on his own American story, on his activism, on the recent conflict in Ethiopia and on how others can learn from his, if they want to follow in his footsteps.
Ethiopia should seek indigenous solutions to the economic problems of COVID-19
Ethiopia should seek indigenous solutions to the economic problems of COVID-19
Professor Dr. Fisseha-Tsion Mengestu is a pioneer advisor and scholar in the fields of finance, investment, aid and development. He had been a public policy, legal and tax Advisor to the Ministry of Finance during the regime of Emperor Haile Sellassie, and still serving his country after 46 years.
Let them revive, hiving smarter
Let them revive, hiving smarter
The most unexpected circumstances lead us to a creative road if we really take a closer look at the things that dishearten us. Abiye Tadeos is an ambitious social entrepreneur aspiring to improve the lives of many. Emrakel Sileshi of Detail Ethiopia spoke to Abiye, a cofounder of Anabi. Anabi is one of the rising startups under blueMoon Ethiopia, an incubation center for innovative agribusiness ideas.
Ethiopian Airlines: “We want to become Alibaba’s official airline”
Ethiopian Airlines: “We want to become Alibaba’s official airline”
Future Addis Ababa airport, expansion of the fleet and network, diversification... In spite of the crisis, the head of the continent's leading airline remains focused on his objectives and, strengthened by increasingly privileged links with China, has great ambitions.
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Architecture

LIFESTYLE

Abstracts in motion
Abstracts in motion
Emotions hanging on a wall in a kaleidoscopic character embodying the artist’s narrative content roaring out to reach our insanity, comprehending the fragments of the dense truth, artists are the conscience of society, taking the first step in carrying the burdens of human uncertainty, providing technical resolution by weaving the subject matter into life with tools of color, rawness, passion and desire.
Abandoned by their employers, Ethiopian domestic workers are left stranded in Beirut
Abandoned by their employers, Ethiopian domestic workers are left stranded in Beirut
In recent weeks, as many as 50 Ethiopian women, formerly employed as domestic workers in the homes of Lebanese citizens, have been abandoned by their employers outside the Ethiopian consulate in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut. Employers apparently resorted to this after being unable to pay their salaries.
Disastrous Masks
Disastrous Masks
The global health tragedy brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has grabbed headlines. Late in 2019, the virus was spotted in China’s seafood market in Wuhan city of Hubei province. It is believed that the virus was first transmitted from an infected animal, namely bats.
Khat traders, farmers take a hit amid coronavirus pandemic
Khat traders, farmers take a hit amid coronavirus pandemic
Somali government has banned international flights over COVID-19 fears, affecting imports of the stimulant from Kenya.

In Focus

Women in power
Women in power
The ascension of Abiy Ahmed (PhD) to the top government job as Prime Minister of Ethiopia has opened many doors, paving the way for a raft of women to assume key posts in his cabinet.
2012: The most influential Official
2012: The most influential Official
A talented marketer, Frehiwot Tamru is one of the very few influential female leaders within PM Abiy’s administration. She turned Ethio Telecom around a much significant state run enterprise right after she was appointed CEO almost two years ago. Once the highly indebted Ethio Telecom, now with it’s outstanding USD 3.1 billion loan from China EX-IM Bank, has not been black listed as a defaulter.
2012: Who was the most influential official?
2012: Who was the most influential official?
Despite political upheavals coupled with natural hazards and the COVID-19 pandemic, certain government agencies have delivered commendable performances during the 2012 Ethiopian Year. While some have struggled to meet a certain set of targets, others have achieved projected milestones.
Ethiopian PM 'gatecrashes' wedding photoshoot
Ethiopian PM 'gatecrashes' wedding photoshoot
ail tracks, a set of photographers, a wedding couple, a Prime Minister and a visiting dignitary. This is how Ethiopian Prime Minister gate crashed a wedding photo session whiles on official duty.

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